Dogs Rescued from Dog Fighting – Brandywine Valley SPCA
Dogs Rescued from Dog Fighting

Dogs Rescued from Dog Fighting

More Survivors Need Our Help

UPDATE: On Thursday, January 12th, The Delaware Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) obtained a warrant for a Laurel residence in connection with the Seaford dog fighting incident. Four dogs were seized from the residence, two of which were found chained in the woods behind the home and had injuries consistent with dog fighting.

Upon seizure, two dogs were taken for emergency veterinary care. Unfortunately, one was too sick and died.

Of the eighteen dogs rescued, three dogs died from their injuries or illness, and two small breed dogs have been adopted.The remaining dogs in our care are counting on us to secure them a better future.

One puppy is in foster care while the other dogs continue to recover.

These dogs will never have to suffer again. We’re giving them what, for some, is likely the first love and compassion they have ever experienced.

We’re doing that on top of our everyday work, with nearly 50 animals per day coming into our care. Please support this critical work and help us give these sweet dogs a brighter future.

Let’s Help Them Find a Better Future

Sunday, January 8th,  Delaware State Police responded to a report of suspicious activity at a Seaford residence. They discovered multiple people actively engaged in dog fighting. DSP took five individuals into custody at the scene. The Delaware Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) took custody of the 14 dogs that were found at the residence.

One dog died from the injuries sustained from the alleged dog fighting activities. The other thirteen dogs are in our care, five in serious condition. It’s now our job to make sure these dogs get a better life.

Eleven of the dogs are being held for a 10-day quarantine (through January 19), and some need to be with us longer for medical care. We’re looking for foster families to welcome these dogs into their home so they can relax, recover and rebuild the next part of their life. A fostered dog will need to be kept in an area separate from other pets, such as a den, spare bedroom, or heated sunroom. They need to be fostered in the state of Delaware. Some are at our Georgetown Campus, and some are at our New Castle Campus. Please email Laura Page to foster one of these deserving dogs.

We’re giving these dogs what’s likely the first love and compassion they ever experienced. We’re doing that on top of our everyday work, with nearly 50 animals per day coming into our care. Please support this critical work and help us give these sweet dogs a brighter future.